Posts Tagged: fukushima nuclear reactor
The Japanese coalition government is still woefully unprepared to handle crises like Fukushima.
Robots were a major force in the automation drive that made Japan the most competitive nation in manufacturing in the 1980s. That glory seems to have faded in recent decades, and Japanese robotics are no exception.
Officially, Fukushima is now in the same class of accident as Chernobyl.
In nuclear energy, as in economics and security issues, Japan has engaged in some seriously risky business.
The immediate danger of Fukushima may pass, but nuclear energy remains risky.
As the Japanese nuclear crisis sheds light on nuclear safety, one issue, in particular, has been nudged into the spotlight.
Seismic concerns grow over U.S. national nuclear labs.
Gaddafi's plans to cancel oil contracts with Europe may have played a role in the decision to attack him.
Both a surfeit and a shortage of water have been the problem in Japan lately.
It could turn into the gift that keeps on giving for the nuclear energy industry and its advocates.